A sweet mess - 25 firefighters called to the scene of a massive chocolate spill in Germany 2 years ago

A sweet mess - 25 firefighters called to the scene of a massive chocolate spill in Germany

A sweet, sweet mess.

A tonne of chocolate spilled out onto the street of the German town, Westoennen on Monday night. 25 firefighters were called to the scene to help clean up the mess which occurred due to a "technical defect" in the storage container carrying the chocolate.

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The chocolate in the container was that belong to DreiMeister. Speaking to a local paper, the chocolate factory's boss, Markus Luckey said it would have been a "catastrophe" if it happened any closer to Christmas. The spill which occurred on Monday meant that the factory had to close for two days as they replenished their stock.

The chocolate flow hardened on the cold streets and took the 25 firefighters armed with hot water and shovels to scrape the treat off the ground. The firefighters worked together to remove 108 square feet of chocolate from the ground.

"Despite this heartbreaking incident, it is unlikely that a chocolate-free Christmas is imminent in Werl," the fire department said in a statement, according to Reuters.

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Well TG for that.